Professor John Watson

Associate Dean & Head Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School, Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9473 8777
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Research interests

Behavioural neurology including dementia, capacity assessment, focal cognitive deficits after stroke, and basic research on the human visual system. Research interests include the assessment of people with brain damage and cortical dysfunction, and the use of experimental methods (principally functional brain imaging) for studying cognitive function.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Watson, J., Terpening, Z. (2007). Higher visuoperceptual disorders and disorders of spatial cognition. In Anthony Schapira (Eds.), Neurology and Clinical Neurosciences, (pp. 59-71). United States of America: Mosby Elsevier.

Journals

  • Hata, J., Arima, H., Zoungas, S., Fulcher, G., Pollock, C., Adams, M., Watson, J., Joshi, R., Kengne, A., Ninomiya, T., Anderson, C., Woodward, M., Patel, A., MacMahon, S., Chalmers, J., Neal, B., et al (2013). Effects of the endpoint adjudication process on the results of a randomised controlled trial: the ADVANCE trial. PloS One, 8(2), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Watson, J. (2013). Neuropsychology beyond psychometry. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(9), 507-507. [More Information]
  • Hornberger, M., Mohamed, A., Miller, L., Watson, J., Thayer, Z., Hodges, J. (2010). Focal retrograde amnesia: Extending the clinical syndrome of transient epileptic amnesia. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 17(10), 1319-1321. [More Information]
  • Miller, L., Caine, D., Watson, J. (2003). A role for the thalamus in memory for unique entities. Neurocase, 9(6), 504-514.
  • Watson, J., Givney, R., Pegler, M., Rose, B., Merlino, J., Vickery, A., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2003). Comparative analysis of multidrug-resistant, non-multidrug-resistant, and archaic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Central Sydney, Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41(2), 867-872.
  • Walters, N., Egan, G., Kril, J., Kean, M., Waley, P., Jenkinson, M., Watson, J. (2003). In vivo identification of human cortical areas using high-resolution MRI: an approach to cerebral structure-function correlation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 100(5), 2981-2986.
  • Merlino, J., Watson, J., Rose, B., Pegler, M., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2002). Detection and expression of methicillin/oxacillin resistance in multi-drug resistant and non resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Central Sydney Australia. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 49(5), 793-801.
  • Anthony, M., Rose, B., Pegler, M., Elkins, M., Service, H., Thamotharampillai, K., Watson, J., Robinson, M., Bye, P., Merlino, J., Harbour, C. (2002). Genetic analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from the sputa of adult Australian cystic fibrosis patients. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 40(8), 2772-2778.
  • Sader, M., Miller, L., Caine, D., McCredie, R., Corr, M., Robertson, M., Watson, J., Celermajer, D. (2002). Neuropsychological and psychiatric outcomes following coronary surgery or angioplasty: a comparative study. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 11(2), 95-101.
  • Merlino, J., Watson, J., Funnell, G., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2002). New screening medium for the detection and identification of methicillin/oxacillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) for nosocomial surveillance. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 21(5), 414-416. [More Information]
  • West, M., White, H., Simes, R., Kirby, A., Watson, J., Anderson, N., Hankey, G., Simes, S., Hunt, D., Tonkin, A. (2002). Risk factors for non-haemorraghic stroke in patients with coronary heart disease and the effect of lipid-modifying therapy with pravastatin. Journal of Hypertension, 20(12), 2513-2517.
  • Podzebenko, K., Egan, G., Watson, J. (2002). Widespread dorsal stream activation during a parametric mental rotation task, revealed with functional magnetic resonance imaging. NeuroImage, 15(3), 547-558. [More Information]
  • Miller, L., Caine, D., Watson, J., Harding, A., Thompson, E., Large, M. (2001). Right medial thalamic lesion causes isolated retrograde amnesia. Neuropsychologia, 39, 1037-1046.

Conferences

  • Miller, L., Monestario, G., Watson, J., Harding, A. (2011). Investigating the role of the right mediodorsal thalamic nucleus in retrograde memory. 17th Annual College of Clinical Neuropsychologists Conference, Sydney.

Patents

  • Tonti-Filippini, N., Bramwell, M., Chamberlain, D., Deuble, M., Gardner, J., Gleeson, G., Greenberg, P., Kosky, M., Morgan, J., Olver, J., Watson, J., et al (2008).
  • Watson, J. (2008).

2013

  • Hata, J., Arima, H., Zoungas, S., Fulcher, G., Pollock, C., Adams, M., Watson, J., Joshi, R., Kengne, A., Ninomiya, T., Anderson, C., Woodward, M., Patel, A., MacMahon, S., Chalmers, J., Neal, B., et al (2013). Effects of the endpoint adjudication process on the results of a randomised controlled trial: the ADVANCE trial. PloS One, 8(2), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Watson, J. (2013). Neuropsychology beyond psychometry. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(9), 507-507. [More Information]

2011

  • Miller, L., Monestario, G., Watson, J., Harding, A. (2011). Investigating the role of the right mediodorsal thalamic nucleus in retrograde memory. 17th Annual College of Clinical Neuropsychologists Conference, Sydney.

2010

  • Hornberger, M., Mohamed, A., Miller, L., Watson, J., Thayer, Z., Hodges, J. (2010). Focal retrograde amnesia: Extending the clinical syndrome of transient epileptic amnesia. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 17(10), 1319-1321. [More Information]

2008

  • Tonti-Filippini, N., Bramwell, M., Chamberlain, D., Deuble, M., Gardner, J., Gleeson, G., Greenberg, P., Kosky, M., Morgan, J., Olver, J., Watson, J., et al (2008).
  • Watson, J. (2008).

2007

  • Watson, J., Terpening, Z. (2007). Higher visuoperceptual disorders and disorders of spatial cognition. In Anthony Schapira (Eds.), Neurology and Clinical Neurosciences, (pp. 59-71). United States of America: Mosby Elsevier.

2003

  • Miller, L., Caine, D., Watson, J. (2003). A role for the thalamus in memory for unique entities. Neurocase, 9(6), 504-514.
  • Watson, J., Givney, R., Pegler, M., Rose, B., Merlino, J., Vickery, A., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2003). Comparative analysis of multidrug-resistant, non-multidrug-resistant, and archaic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Central Sydney, Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41(2), 867-872.
  • Walters, N., Egan, G., Kril, J., Kean, M., Waley, P., Jenkinson, M., Watson, J. (2003). In vivo identification of human cortical areas using high-resolution MRI: an approach to cerebral structure-function correlation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 100(5), 2981-2986.

2002

  • Merlino, J., Watson, J., Rose, B., Pegler, M., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2002). Detection and expression of methicillin/oxacillin resistance in multi-drug resistant and non resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Central Sydney Australia. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 49(5), 793-801.
  • Anthony, M., Rose, B., Pegler, M., Elkins, M., Service, H., Thamotharampillai, K., Watson, J., Robinson, M., Bye, P., Merlino, J., Harbour, C. (2002). Genetic analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from the sputa of adult Australian cystic fibrosis patients. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 40(8), 2772-2778.
  • Sader, M., Miller, L., Caine, D., McCredie, R., Corr, M., Robertson, M., Watson, J., Celermajer, D. (2002). Neuropsychological and psychiatric outcomes following coronary surgery or angioplasty: a comparative study. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 11(2), 95-101.
  • Merlino, J., Watson, J., Funnell, G., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2002). New screening medium for the detection and identification of methicillin/oxacillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) for nosocomial surveillance. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 21(5), 414-416. [More Information]
  • West, M., White, H., Simes, R., Kirby, A., Watson, J., Anderson, N., Hankey, G., Simes, S., Hunt, D., Tonkin, A. (2002). Risk factors for non-haemorraghic stroke in patients with coronary heart disease and the effect of lipid-modifying therapy with pravastatin. Journal of Hypertension, 20(12), 2513-2517.
  • Podzebenko, K., Egan, G., Watson, J. (2002). Widespread dorsal stream activation during a parametric mental rotation task, revealed with functional magnetic resonance imaging. NeuroImage, 15(3), 547-558. [More Information]

2001

  • Miller, L., Caine, D., Watson, J., Harding, A., Thompson, E., Large, M. (2001). Right medial thalamic lesion causes isolated retrograde amnesia. Neuropsychologia, 39, 1037-1046.

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